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Busch sweeps RIR poles

Nationwide and Sprint Cup Qualifying
Saturday, May 01, 2010

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Kyle Busch holds up his second Coors Light Pole Award of the day Friday after he qualified first for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Heath Calhoun 400
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It wasn't Derby day at Richmond International Raceway, but Kyle Busch scored a daily double nonetheless.

With a lap at 127.077 mph (21.247 seconds), Busch won the pole for Saturday's Crown Royal 400 race at the 0.75-mile short track -- less than three hours after putting his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on the pole for Friday night's Bubba Burger 250 Nationwide Series race.

Busch edged fellow Camry driver David Reutimann (126.618 mph) for the top starting spot in the 10th race of the Cup season. Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson (126.464 mph) and Jeff Gordon (126.375 mph), who on Friday downplayed the "feud" that ignited between the four-time champions at Texas and Talladega, will start side-by-side in the third and fourth positions.

Ryan Newman qualified fifth at 126.245 mph. Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Brian Vickers and Clint Bowyer earned the sixth through 10th starting positions.

"Richmond's one of my best race tracks, I guess for some reason, if not one of my favorites, and [Saturday] we'll try to get [Dave] Rogers his first win as a Cup crew chief," said Busch, who won his first pole of the season, the sixth of his career and his first at Richmond.

Results

POS CAR DRIVER MAKE SPONSOR SPEED TIME BEHIND
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's 127.077 21.247 Leader
2 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 126.618 21.324 -0.077
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's / Kobalt Tools 126.464 21.350 -0.103
4 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont 126.375 21.365 -0.118
5 39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet U.S. Army Medicine 126.245 21.387 -0.140
6 12 Brad Keselowski Dodge Dodge Motorsports 126.239 21.388 -0.141
7 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Reese's 126.133 21.406 -0.159
8 1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker 126.121 21.408 -0.161
9 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull 126.109 21.410 -0.163
10 33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet BB&T 126.015 21.426 -0.179
11 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota FrontRowJoe.com 125.874 21.450 -0.203
12 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull 125.868 21.451 -0.204
13 36 Casey Mears Chevrolet H.D. Segur, Inc. Insurance 125.845 21.455 -0.208
14 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet HendrickCars.com / GoDaddy.com 125.839 21.456 -0.209
15 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Valvoline 125.792 21.464 -0.217
16 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite 125.769 21.468 -0.221
17 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Caterpillar 125.728 21.475 -0.228
18 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Office Depot / Old Spice 125.698 21.480 -0.233
19 42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet Target 125.657 21.487 -0.240
20 47 Marcos Ambrose Toyota Bush's Best Baked Beans / Kingsford 125.640 21.490 -0.243
21 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal 125.558 21.504 -0.257
22 9 Kasey Kahne Ford Budweiser 25th Anniversary 125.447 21.523 -0.276
23 20 Joey Logano Toyota The Home Depot 125.389 21.533 -0.286
24 19 Elliott Sadler Ford Reynolds Wrap 125.354 21.539 -0.292
25 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet National Guard / Amp Energy 125.337 21.542 -0.295
26 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Auto Parts 125.302 21.548 -0.301
27 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 125.278 21.552 -0.305
28 99 Carl Edwards Ford Scotts EZ Seed 125.238 21.559 -0.312
29 78 Regan Smith Chevrolet Furniture Row Companies 125.203 21.565 -0.318
30 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Ground 125.116 21.580 -0.333
31 71 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet TRG Motorsports 125.093 21.584 -0.337
32 98 Paul Menard Ford Schrock Cabinetry / Menards 125.052 21.591 -0.344
33 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M 124.960 21.607 -0.360
34 132 Reed Sorenson Toyota Braun Racing 124.798 21.635 -0.388
35 6 David Ragan Ford UPS 124.683 21.655 -0.408
36 09 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Construction / GracewayPharmaceuticals 124.636 21.663 -0.416
37 7 Robby Gordon Toyota BAMVIP.com / James Otto - Whitney Duncan 124.602 21.669 -0.422
38 34 Travis Kvapil Ford Long John Silver's 124.229 21.734 -0.487
39 26 David Stremme Ford Air National Guard 124.224 21.735 -0.488
40 37 David Gilliland Ford Taco Bell 124.149 21.748 -0.501
41 46 Terry Cook* Dodge The Atlantic Company of America 124.098 21.757 -0.510
42 38 Kevin Conway+* Ford Extenze 121.507 22.221 -0.974
43 164 Tony Raines Toyota Gunselman Motorsports 123.927 21.787 -0.540
- - Did Not Qualify - - - - -
44 55 Michael McDowell Toyota Prism Motorsports 123.836 21.803 -0.556
45 13 Max Papis Toyota GEICO 123.683 21.830 -0.583
46 66 Dave Blaney Toyota Prism Motorsports 123.587 21.847 -0.600

+ Set by Owner Points
* Denotes Rookie

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